About Lory

My first book of 2015!
My first book of 2015!

According to family lore, I taught myself to read at age three. Fond familial exaggeration aside, I can’t imagine my life without books.

Bookish or word-related things I have done at various times include: majoring in English in college; teaching elementary school; doing a five-year training in eurythmy, a movement art that works with the spoken word as well as music; freelance editing and proofreading.

In addition to my main job as a houseparent for developmentally disabled adults, I’ve been editing, designing and producing books for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America since 2007.

I’ve had essays published in Parabola, Interweave Knits, LILIPOH, and the online journals Enchanted Conversation, Cabinet des Fees, Spinning Daily, and The Green Man Review. I’ve also self-published a book about sourdough baking, which you can purchase here (all proceeds go to charity).

I live with my family in the beautiful Monadnock region of New Hampshire, where I enjoy cooking, baking, knitting, spinning, singing, and hiking, as well as reading.

Here are a few other posts that tell something about me:
Some Words of Introduction from Armchair BEA
My Life in Bookstores
My Life in Libraries
I Mustache You Some Questions

To contact me, email lory [at] emeraldcitybookreview [dot] com.

10 thoughts on “About Lory

  1. Lory! Your blog has changed a lot since the last time I stopped by–so that must mean it's been awhile. I LOVE the design of your blog, and looking forward to catching up on your posts. I'm actually getting ready to release a new design on my blog as well. Excited to share very soon! I'm also excited because I saw the Classic Children's Literature Event button on your blog, and I think I'm going to participate. 🙂


  2. What a treat to read some of your blog. The Phoenix award list looks especially intriguing. I just feel uneasy over that familiar tension between considering all the books I’d like to read, and what I’m actually able to get to! And here’s another fan of your blog design– the home page title graphic is a wonder of balance and charm. I love the flying/falling books, the poppies flanking the emerald city, etc– and especially the overall effect. Are you the artist, too? I’m agog.


    1. Well hello there Susan! Thanks for stopping by. I can only deal with the tension between my want-to-read pile and what I can actually manage by taking it one book at at time. 🙂 And I’m so glad you like my header design! Stephanie of These Paper Hearts is the talented designer, I was so grateful to her for giving my blog such a perfect new look.


  3. Hi,

    I am an author from Austria. I have a written two books (The Rebirth of Magic). I have published one book. I would be mor ethan just happy if you could be so kind as to review my book. It would grant me the possibiliyt to gain precious feedback. As a self-published author it is kinda hard to get anyone to read your book. The name is “A long forgotten world” (www.shannonbriwen.com) The target group are teenagers, alltough the main character is 10 years old.
    The story might sound a bit generic, but I think it is worth reading. A girl finds under her bad a monster which leads her to a new world. There she discovers all kind of beings. Almost dies, and goes into the realm of death. In the end she rescues a boy you becomes another main character. Furthermore, this book includes 2 poems, the second book includes 13+ poems.
    It is based on pagan mythology and focuses on the celtic world. I would be more than glad if you would review the first title.

    All the best, Shannon Briwen


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